Contact your State Legislators about the 2019–2021 State Budget

We need you to speak up about prioritizing higher education in the 2019–2021 state budget.

Letter to the Governor

Thank you to everyone who signed the letter to Governor-elect Evers in support of UW-Madison and higher education.

Badgers in Congress

The following are UW–Madison alumni currently serving in the US Senate or House of Representatives.

Take Part in UW–Madison Day in Madison

Let you legislators know you support UW—Madison! On April 11, advocates from around the state are meeting with their legislators at the state capitol to let them know they care about UW—Madison and a number of the university’s legislative priorities. Join the movement by reaching out to your representatives!

Take Part in UW–Madison Day in DC

On March 14, advocates from across the country are meeting with their members of Congress to let them know they care about UW–Madison and a number of issues affecting higher education.

Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education

Once a bipartisan issue, support for higher education is now split down party lines with House’s tax reform proposal.

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

House’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would reduce tax benefits and savings for college students by $65 billion over the next decade.

How tax reform could affect families paying for college

House and Senate offer differing tax reform plans, with the House’s taking more digs at families and students financing a college education.

Thompson and Loftus stress compromise and relationship in discussion of political partisanship

Governor Tommy Thompson, who was the longest serving Governor in Wisconsin history, and Ambassador and former Assembly Speaker Tom Loftus, who was the longest-serving Speaker in Wisconsin history, shared their perspectives on partisanship and political gridlock at a panel discussion, “Tom and Tommy: Bridging the Political Divide” at One Alumni Place on Thursday, October 12.

Legislative panel Oks $1 billion for state facilities, including $60 for UW–Madison

The legislature’s building commission unanimously passed a capital plan that will be added to the state budget. The plan funds multiple projects requested around campus.